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Style for Style: Taming A Fly Away Belt

I've been embracing belts lately because they add character to an outfit. My belt style of choice has been the skinny; they're more flattering than oversized belts. So with this newfound love, I went shopping recently and purchased some really chic skinny belts, sort of like this Banana Republic Skinny Metallic Belt, $48. But because I wear my skinny belt at my waist, the end sticks out and flops around - not pretty and definitely not the look I'm going for!


To see my solution for taming a fly away belt,

I know what you're thinking: Hollywood Fashion Tape, $7, is meant to tame unruly tops, not belts! But it is handy for so much more. Since the tape is double-sided, simply place a small piece on the inside of the flapping belt strap and stick it along the belt. Voila! The strap stays in place all day long. I wouldn't advise this for belts that are really thick or have beading or fancy adornment. So there you have it: fashion mission accomplished in a cinch!

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scanvanger scanvanger 6 years
I find Hollywood Fashion Tape rather expensive; I found this Company hairtape.net manufactures it so sells it at discounted prices. Lots more on website
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
thanks for the tip!
htiduj htiduj 8 years
That is a great idea!! I am definitely going to do that whenever I wear belts.
minnie minnie 8 years
great idea thanks! I have a skinny belt that has just been sitting inthe closet!
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 8 years
Thank you Fab for this post! I've been wondering what to do about the same problem!
potterlove potterlove 8 years
Fab solution! And keep rockin' that cute belt!
gameboybunny gameboybunny 8 years
Did we steal the blog post title from SATC when Richard gives Samantha her gifts? In that ep with the Chanel wallet?
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
Great idea!
PartyBarbie PartyBarbie 8 years
Hollywood Fashion Tape is AMAZING. I'm wearing 3 strips today.. to keep my sliding shirt in place. It works on everything!!
Reema Reema 8 years
love the belt
Candace04 Candace04 8 years
what a great idea. the clear rubber band is genius, too. for black or brown belts, i've always just used a bobby pin to hold the extra length in place, especially for my belts that are woven, because you can weave the pin through it and hide it.
tropicalsiren tropicalsiren 8 years
ohh thank you for the tip!!! it's godsend cuz i bought a few skinny belts and i have only been able to wear them at my hip instead of my waist(where i want to wear them in the first palce)im already regular user of this hollywood tape but i never thought of use it with my belts! thank you fabsugar!
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 8 years
Oh my goodness, I use this Hollywood tape for EVERYTHING. I work as a receptionist, so I'm always using it on my tops so that no one gets a free peek while they're looking down at me. :)
MissRoxy MissRoxy 8 years
What a fab idea! I just got this fashion tape for my bday!
chellybean chellybean 8 years
i use clear mini rubber bands, it's always worked for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! maybe i'll give this a try, my rubber bandies slip off some belts. xoxo
sabrinabarekzai sabrinabarekzai 8 years
Double-sided tape also works just as well!
MSgirl MSgirl 8 years
Also, toupee tape works really well, which you can get at a beauty supply store.
chickpea-44 chickpea-44 8 years
I use good 'ol regular double-sided tape from the hardware store. It's cheaper and you get an entire roll. Also, if you buy the skinny one, it's the perfect width for skinny belts.
luvs2gossip luvs2gossip 8 years
Good idea! I love this color!
studio524 studio524 8 years
Nice find! Please let us know how it works. My main concern with this product or regualr double sided tape is that it will ruin the finish.
alibella alibella 8 years
wouldnt regular double sided tape work too? instead of paying seven dollars for this stuff? just a thought...
daddio49 daddio49 8 years
great idea, i always have that problem!! I just bought a bunch of skinny belts at H&M for $5 each!! that way I can have a bunch of colors ;)
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 8 years
brilliant!
mlen mlen 8 years
hollywood tape is the best- i use it for everything lol
Fashionsugar Fashionsugar 8 years
Love that belt!
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